Category Archives: Directors

Mini Tribute: W.S. Van Dyke at Work

Born March 21, 1889 Director W.S. Van Dyke! Woody Strong Van Dyke started his film career working as an assistant to the legendary D. W. Griffith. In 1917, he directed his first film, The Land of Long Shadows for Essanay Studios, followed by five … Continue reading

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Mini Tribute: Henry Hathaway at Work

Born March 13, 1898 Director Henry Hathaway! Henry Hathaway learned his directorial craft during the Silent Era working as an assistant to notable directors including Victor Fleming, Josef von Sternberg and Fred Niblo. He made his credited directorial debut in … Continue reading

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Mini Tribute: Joseph L. Mankiewicz at Work

Born February 11, in 1909, Director/Producer/Screenwriter Joseph L. Mankiewicz! During his long Hollywood career, Joseph L. Mankiewicz directed, produced and/or wrote screenplays for some of the most beloved classic movies, among them The Ghost and Mrs. Muir (producer), A Letter to … Continue reading

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“Print the Legend: The Life and Times of John Ford” Book Giveaway (via Twitter February 1 through February 27)!

“Print the Legend: The Life and Times of John Ford” Book Giveaway – Qualifying Entry Task for TWITTER Contest “When the legend becomes fact, print the legend.” In celebration of John Ford’s birthday, today, February 1 (born in 1894), CMH … Continue reading

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Cleo from 5 to 7: Real Time with Agnes Varda

Cleo from 5 to 7 Real time with Agnes Varda Agnes Varda All this month Turner Classic Movies has been shining a spotlight on the trailblazing women of the global film industry. And while Classic Movie Hub is in the … Continue reading

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Mini Tribute: Leo McCarey at Work

 Born October 3, 1896 (or 1898?) Director Leo McCarey! In a 41 year film career that spanned 1921-1962, Leo McCarey directed over 100 films, most famously Duck Soup, The Awful Truth, Love Affair, Going My Way, The Bells of St. Mary’s, and An Affair To … Continue reading

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Legend Tribute: Chuck Jones

Born September 21, 1912 Animator and Director Chuck Jones!  “Animation isn’t the illusion of life; it is life!” -Chuck Jones I cannot really put into words how I feel about Chuck Jones and his artistry…  All I know is that when … Continue reading

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Mini Tribute: Delmer Daves at Work

  Born July 24, 1904 Director Delmer Daves! Delmer Daves was a successful screenwriter in Hollywood, having co-penned Dames, The Petrified Forest, Love Affair and You Were Never Lovelier (among others), before making his directorial debut in 1943 with Destination Tokyo, for … Continue reading

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Mini Tribute: James Whale at Work

  Born July 22, 1889 Director James Whale! James Whale directed over 20 feature films from 1930 through 1941, most notably three iconic horror classics: Frankenstein (1931), The Invisible Man (1933) and The Bride of Frankenstein (1935). He also directed the … Continue reading

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Mini Tribute: Sam Wood at Work

  Born July 10, 1883 Director Sam Wood! Sam Wood directed over 80 films in his 30-year film career (1920-1950) including Goodbye Mr. Chips, Kitty Foyle, Kings Row, A Night at the Opera, A Day at the Races, For Whom … Continue reading

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